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Crafts Museum

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Neighborhood: Nizamuddin
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Address: Bhairon Rd, New Delhi 110001, India
Phone Number: 11 337 1353
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Tue - Sun 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: No
Description: History is brought to life at this excellent museum, where artisans...
History is brought to life at this excellent museum, where artisans demonstrate traditional embroidery, weaving, carving and pottery.
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Museum has outdoors and indoors exhibition spaces and items displayed in themes. Beautiful collection of fabrics and items used in villages across the country (including 19th... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 21, 2015
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

Good for art and craft lovers. Children can write and learn about village life environmental friendly. One can study alchemy.

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London, United Kingdom
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49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

The Craft Museum is full of absorbingly beautiful objects, demonstrating tradition, skills and history. It's also got a terrific cafe, serving imaginative and good food; stalls where traditional goods are still made, and can be bought; and a good shop. Truly worth the tuk-tuk/taxi ride and the time.

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New Delhi, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

This is the best display of living crafts, skills and objects which are still in common use and displays the skills which rural Indian and its people have acquired and excelled in last 5,000 years. The display of handmade objects, scenes and skills are simply awe inspiring and shows that India has so much to show as excellence by simple... More 

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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28 reviews 28 reviews
15 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

Go to the crafts museum to find a diferent environment. Not busy, not expensive. You can see the countriside Indias in one place. The store is really mice and the kraftworkers at the courtyard of the museum are very kind. The restautant was lively, and I wish I have had lunch there. Dont miss.

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New Delhi, India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

The Craft Museum – Pragati Maidan, New Delhi I visited this rather quaint museum on 19th March 2015 with 2 friends. The museum is free. There are some interesting exhibits and it’s nicely laid out but to make it a worthwhile outing I suggest you combine it with a walk in Purana Quila first which is on the other sied... More 

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

Museum has outdoors and indoors exhibition spaces and items displayed in themes. Beautiful collection of fabrics and items used in villages across the country (including 19th century hair dryer!). It is a nice place to hide from the hot weather and the restaurant offers good selection of food and drink, really worth a try. Good loos :-) and sometimes they... More 

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Albury, Australia
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

There are outdoor displays such as dovecotes and processional carts and, for my wife, a brilliant collection of textiles (rugs, tapestries, embroideries). It was a bit dark but this was to preserve the material apparently. Free entry.

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Mannheim, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

Lovely arts and crafts from different indien regions. Could do with a bit more explenations. Very excellent textile section. Do not forget to take your glasses if you have trouble seeing things close up as the textile area is not very well light. Good cafe. Very keen bathrooms. Nice government shop. Little artists stalls with nice things at decent price.

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New Delhi, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

the museum is famous among the delhi people and recommend once visit if u happen to visit the delhi . overall nice experience

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Ramsgate, United Kingdom
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49 reviews 49 reviews
9 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

This was a surprise, visited this place as a bit of a filler and I loved it, all the famous attractions and this little place was my favourite, full of unusual things including a whole house or two, textiles and lots of other interesting artefacts would recommend to anybody!

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